You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Editorials

  • Path open to an Open Door ruling
    While the Indiana State Board of Education’s political battle with state Superintendent Glenda Ritz rages on, a Marion County judge has ruled the board’s legal battle also will continue.
  • A healing gesture
    Steve Shine’s job as Allen County GOP chairman is to get Republicans elected. The task is tougher in city races, where his party doesn’t enjoy the numbers advantage it holds throughout the county.
  • Path open to an Open Door ruling
     While the Indiana State Board of Education’s political battle with state Superintendent Glenda Ritz rages on, a Marion County judge has ruled the board’s legal battle also will conti ...
Advertisement

Furthermore …

Money still flows

Christel DeHaan’s political contributions proved embarrassing to former state Superintendent Tony Bennett, but they apparently are still welcome to the chairman of the Indiana House Education Committee.

Rep. Robert Behning, R-Indianapolis, received a $10,000 contribution from DeHaan, sponsor of the Christel House charter school, on April 19. DeHaan, who made her fortune in time-share properties, has donated more than $2.5 million to Indiana candidates since 1997.

Bennett’s ties to DeHaan came under scrutiny last year when email correspondence between Bennett and some of his top staffers showed that he scrambled to revise the school-letter grade formula after learning her Indianapolis charter school had received a C.

DeHaan, who contributed $130,000 to Bennett, got more bad news last fall, when her Christel House Academy South dropped from an A to an F.

Behning’s primary election challenger, Michael Scott, emphasizes his support for public schools.

Advertisement